Google Vice President Andy Rubin sat down with Brad Stone from the New York Times recently for an in-depth talk about Google Android. There’s not a lot of news in the resulting article, but it does make for an interesting read if you want to know how Rubin responds to Apple boss Steve Jobs’ comments that if you want porn on your phone, you should get an Android phone.

But Rubin does confirm one thing: Adobe Flash will be available in Google Android 2.2 Froyo when it’s released later this year. It’s not entirely clear if phones running earlier versions of Android will get Flash, but we’ve at least seen a few developer previews of phones running Flash without Froyo.

Unfortunately, the one question I most want answered doesn’t appear to have come up: Why can’t you access the Android Market on non-phone tablets? We’ve seen some tablets such as the Archos 5 Internet Tablet hacked to include access to the market, but out of the box, the Android Market is only available on phones, which limits the utility of Android tablets.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...